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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Past events

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 08:00 to Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 16:00

    The lives of children are testimony to the broader histories and political processes that have characterized African communities and societies over time, but children and childhood are not often the focus of research in the continent. This conference aims to deepen our understanding of children’s lives, experiences and prospects in Africa of both the past and present. We seek to understand how children have lived and experienced broader changes in social, political, and economic frameworks. How has the meaning and definition of childhood changed over time, and what kind of long-term continuities can we identify in the prospects and challenges children face? What are the ongoing needs of children across the continent? What are the rights and opportunities children enjoy, and what areas can we identify as needing more attention? We seek to understand how children themselves have shaped social, cultural, and economic realities across time.

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 08:15 to Friday, May 9, 2014 - 17:00

    On 8-9 May 2014, Olivier De Schutter will convene the Francqui international conference on "Europe's Fifth Project" (EU5P), bringing together experts, policymakers and civil society representatives to discuss how the EU could develop transitional governance tools in the service of moving towards sustainable societies.

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 08:00 to Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 17:00

    Contributions are invited for free standing papers, or proposals for panels on the main strands of the conference:

    • Assembling the most recent evidence on how inequality relates to poverty and vulnerability.
    • Exploring the dynamics of inequalities and how they intersect across multiple dimensions and multiple levels.
    • Considering what policy options are suitable for dealing with the interplay of inequality, poverty and vulnerability
  • Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:00 to Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 17:00

    In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the SA Constitution and  60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education a conference will be held to reflect on past attainments and challenges & prospective trends & developments in education.

  • Monday, March 10, 2014 - 09:00

    About the topic

    Ms Molamu will focus on the situation of children with disabilities in South Africa and the importance for duty bearers to promote, protect and fulfill their rights. She will highlight the policy, service delivery and practice imperatives to create a platform where children with disabilities receive a quality, responsive and supportive service.

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 08:00 to Friday, February 21, 2014 - 16:00

    Organised by: UNICEF / Women's University in Africa

  • Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 08:00 to Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 16:00

    Why a World Congress on Juvenile Justice?

    Despite progress achieved over the last decades, the improvement of the juvenile justice system remains a critical element for the respect of the best interest of children in conflict with the law as well as the interest of the society as a whole. This need is present regardless of the economic status of a country. Despite the vast diversity of judicial systems, the similar challenges arise such as detention conditions for children in conflict with the law, the respect of their rights, the efficiency of non-custodial measures, the advantages of restorative juvenile justice, the reform of the juridical system and the effective prevention of youth offending.

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:15

    Speaker: Catherine Widrig Jenkins, IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge

    Date: 23 January 2014

    Presenter: Catherine Widrig Jenkins, IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:15

    The promise of participation: seminar and book launch

    Speaker: Dr Daniel Altschuler, Visiting Scholar, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Public Policy, New School for Public Engagement

    Date: 22 January 2014

    Time: 12H15 for 12h30 – 13H30

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:15

    The promise of participation: seminar and book launch

    Speaker: Dr Daniel Altschuler, Visiting Scholar, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Public Policy, New School for Public Engagement

    Date: 22 January 2014

    Time: 12H15 for 12h30 – 13H30

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